For the first time in my life i went hunting. I'm sure you guys already have figured out I'm a city slicker from Cali, Maybe just a 10 day waiting period from being a Lib...NOT. But anyways I did not grow up around guns let alone hunting. For awhile now a guy from work I shot with has been wanting me to go with him. He is a pretty avid hunter and just a good ol Old Timer like Jack. Ive never wanted to hunt and thought all hunter where just trophy hunters (Don't blame me I was brain washed by a Lib school system in CA) anyways I have learned over the years as long as you eat the meat and respect nature and its creatures a little hunting for food is better that going to McDonald's. So this week I went to a 10 hour hunters saftey class That Sucked... Not the class just the hours. I don't know if 10 hours is manditory everywhere or what. Or CA does it to detour potential hunters. And I also went to Fish and Game and got my License. I really learned a lot talking to a Ranger. Well Friday night I'm getting everything ready, my new hunting belt for the Shells, my new Over Under, and getting everything ready for my nephew who I took with me. So where all ready to go. We are meetinig my friend @ 3am so we try to go to bed early but end up staying up late watching youtube videos on Dove hunting and how to prep them to eat. Well 2am I get a call from Him that his Knee is still bothering him and he wont be able to go. One down fall to counting on a old man. Well i was stumped to say the least . Should i go , i have no freakin clue what I'm doing. Will it be safe for just my nephew and me. We decide to go, and I'm I damn glad we did. It was a great experience not only for me but my nephew also. We meet great people and had a lot of time to soak in nature and I got a chance to tell him what I consider to be the important things in life. I hope I did not F up his future to bad. The only downside to the day that the Doves where not flying to much but we did bag 5 and had a great time. Just like i learned in my class, it not about the kill its about the memories, and those I Believe are worth more than your limit in dove. Well today I had the fam over and BBQ up a whole bunch of good food Ribs, Chicken and DOVE. It was not bad I have to say. It's not my Favorite, but hey if I'm going to kill I'm going to eat. Sorry for blambing and oh ya to keep on subject i used some of my shot reloads but these where my first ones and they just where not up to Vel and I had some duds. But I moved on to my 7 1/2 Fiocchi and rocked on..